Hi!

Welcome to Children of the Force! You might be here because you want to buy some Children of the Force t-shirts. Head on over to our TeePublic site and pick out a shirt or two! Every purchase helps support our scrappy little podcast: https://www.teepublic.com/user/al_nowatzki


Maybe you don’t want to buy a shirt, but you want to donate a dollar or two a month to support positive, progressive, family-friendly Star Wars podcasting. You can donate to us on Patreon!

Most importantly, here are the ways to listen to us!

On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Thanks for stopping by! Scroll down a bit to see our most recent episode and let us know what you think!

Episode 178 – Duel of the Fates – Part 5 – Star Wars, Lost

It’s part 5 – the finale! – of our Duel of the Fates dramatic read-through!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Google Podcasts
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

Catch the first four episodes of this dramatic reading here:

Part 1: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2020/07/19/episode-166-the-fates-theyre-dueling/

Part 2: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2020/07/31/episode-168-deux-of-the-fates/

Part 3: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2020/08/13/episode-170-duel-of-the-fates-part-3/

Part 4: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2020/08/28/episode-172-duel-of-the-fates-part-4-et-tu-brutetrooper/

Here’s some concept art to look at as you listen along.

Kylo and Rey duel on Mortis (of all places):
Rey-vs-Kylo-Ren-on-Mortis

Battle on Coruscant:
21-uZW6XjH

Battle above Coruscant:
17-XqE6J1n

Resistance-modified AT-STs:
kx6XYkH

7gPPpGv

FvvTeXu

First Order Capitol, which is a ship:
ZDDCAMS

3PO frets over R2:
nCGZ9PS

BB-8 dashes into the battle:
20-gCXYSRe

Force-ghost Luke catches Kylo’s blade with his hand:
tIP2Pi0

The Falcon on Coruscant:
19-tV290VV

Hux, realizing defeat, takes his own life:
YsUaHaE

Yoda on the astral plane: 25-fftALYs

BB-8 sees Rey on Modesta:27-Imj71rN

Rey joins her friends and future students on Modesta:
28-ylRJwk3

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 177 – Haterday Special

It’s episode 177 of Children of the Force!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

How was that Lego Star Wars Holiday Special?

Lego-Star-Wars-Holiday-Special

NEWS [16:35]

Janina Gavankar was in Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian. Sort of.

We recap all the upcoming on-screen movies and television.

LISTENER MAILBAG [33:15]

Well, it finally happened. We got some hate mail. But only because we asked for it. Which is way more fun.

Riley also sent us some more fan art!

C744D17C-8C15-41E7-A114-8CFBDF6FB82F
C2BFABF6-5D25-4591-82CB-6B5180292866
image
Q&A COUNCIL [45:45]

Ish has a question for the council: Who is the most important character in Star Wars. Al’s answer is, by far, the least thought-out of the four.

OUTRO [58:45]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 176 – Yub. Nub.

It’s episode 176 of Children of the Force!

Yub nub, eee chop yub nub;
Ah toe mee toe pee chee keene;
G’noop dock fling oh ah!

SmvBLx
Celebrate the love! It’s an episode of listener emails!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

Riley sent us some awesome art. Check it out!

CCE275C6-D96C-480D-81F1-8FEF4E123A90BF498EFB-E621-48A8-B346-E84BE67F58939062B836-97BB-4D9F-8F10-F84E5165F7F85C212658-6205-4691-A6B5-C43937DDC6049431A025-613D-458F-93C6-F16F555C5A69FF76E873-8A7C-48C8-8F3C-3FDCC3C5F098

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 175 – 5th Annual Halloween Show!

Join us, as we descend beneath the surface of Exegol. It might get a little spooky … and plug your nose, those Snoke jars SMELL.

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

Happy Halloween! This episode gets a little spooky, but not too bad.

starwars-riseofskywalker-trailerbreakdown-emperor-rey
Here’s the video of me reading Are You Scared, Darth Vader to my Pre-K and Kindergarten class.

Here’s Liam’s new album that we talked about. Like I said, there’s an explicit one (the first one) where he drops the f-bomb several times. So … careful.

Want more? Listen back to our previous Halloween episodes:
2016
2017
2018
2019

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 174 – Just Keep Swimming

It’s episode 174 of Children of the Force!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

Hello there! It’s been a while. Let’s catch up.

LISTENER MAILBAG [6:20]

We hear from Ayden, Ish, Andre, Nayan, Jodie, and Aurelius! We love listener emails!

Anna and Liam have YouTube channels now.:


STUMP THE LUMP [32:00]

Andre has a Stump the Lump for us: 
What planet is Tarkin from?

OUTRO [34:20]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 173 – I’m a baa-a-a–a-a-aad guy…

It’s episode 173 of Children of the Force!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…

On Patreon

LISTENER MAILBAG [0:40]

Ish sent us the first chunk of some fan fic he wrote! It’s pretty awesome.

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [6:40]

Put on your headphones, jump on your LightBikes, and enjoy!

JOKE
[13:00]

What spaceship does Luke fly when he really wants to show off his piloting skills?

Q&A COUNCIL [13:45]

Nayan has a couple questions for the Council:

Which is the best finale?

My answer:
family-reunion-29_9c3c75a5
Did Vader deserve forgiveness in the end?

And I have a silly question that lets us have some fun with the song, Bad Guy.

OUTRO [25:55]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 172 – Duel of the Fates – Part 4 – Et tu Brutetrooper?

It’s part 4 of our Duel of the Fates dramatic read-through!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Google Podcasts
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

Here’s some concept art to look at as you listen along.

Rey on Mortis:
dotf rey on mortis

3PO and R2 on Coruscant:
R2-D2-and-C-3PO-on-Coruscant

Stormtroopers on Coruscant:
dotf stormtroopers csnt

Finn leads the revolt on Coruscant:
Finn-and-the-Uprising

Rey and Kylo on Mortis:
dotf rey kylo mortis

Rey-vs-Kylo-Ren-on-Mortis

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 171 – The Zoom Where it Happens

It’s episode our first ever Zoom episode, where 10 kids joined us for the show!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

First, some introductions are in order. Then a nice “getting to know you” question where we learn that a concerning percentage of our listeners would choose to have Force lightning if it were possible. Huh.

Then we head on over to the news!

NEWS [22:20]

We talk about the only news that matters this week, the fact that there will be a Lego Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+ this November. Wizard!

And in case you feel like walking down a cringe-inducing memory lane, here’s our Holiday Special commentary from last year:

CANON NEWS [29:05]

Vader’s suit talks to him!

Q&A COUNCIL [32:15]

Whole buncha questions! 

STUMP THE LUMP! [54:05]

Charlie quizzes us out of the Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Star Wars book. 

OUTRO [59:15]

What a fun episode! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 170 – Duel of the Fates, Part 3

It’s part 3 of our dramatic read-through of the unused Ep. IX script, Duel of the Fates by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

Here’s some concept art to go along with this part of the script.

Flying into Bonadan:
bonadan1
Docking on Bonadan:
bonadan dock
Kylo enters the cave:
kylo cave
Kylo v. Vader, because why not?
kylo vader cave
Rose fixes the Jedi landline:
transmiter
Probably Leia recording the message heard ’round the galaxy, though we don’t see this in the script:
leia hologram
The razorsails:
razorsail
Knife 9 chasing the razorsail:
knife9 razorsail chase
Chewie, right before he tosses a Knight of Ren:
chewie and kor
Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 169 – The One Where Al Loses $50

It’s episode 169 of Children of the Force!

Listen, you will…
On iTunes
On Spotify
On Stitcher
On Google Play
On Podbean

Throw us a buck, you will…
On Patreon

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:40]

We watched Solo. It’s good!

We also watched Avatar.

LISTENER MAILBAG [13:00]

Henry sent us an email!

And Nayan did, too. No exclamation mark for him though, since he lost me $50.

Ish sent us those photos of his Lego Star Wars scenes!

IMG_8919
IMG_8920
IMG_8921
IMG_8922

Cool!

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [29:30]

Liam has a happy song for us, today.

NEWS [32:10]

We have to wait even longer for the next Star Wars movie. Anna will probably be in college when it comes out. Gulp.

The Mandalorian is going to the Emmys.

Q&A COUNCIL [49:50]

Nayan asks us to rank Star Wars television.

OUTRO [48:20]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!